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INS Sukanya Enters Port of Colombo

The Indian Naval Ship “Sukanya” arrived at the Port of Colombo for logistic support on 09th December 2014. It was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on… [[ This...

Strait of Sicily: Migrant Tragedy Takes 17 Lives

Seventeen more lives were lost in a recent migrant tragedy that occurred in the Strait of Sicily. During rescue operation on December 4, the Italian Navy vessels managed to rescue 278 migrants from… [[...

Pyotr Velikiy Practices Submarine Seeking Skills

Pyotr Velikiy, Russian Navy’s fourth Kirov-class battle cruiser, yesterday deployed on a mission to undertake submarine seeking exercises. The main goal of these drills is to provide the crew… [[ This is a content...

SECNAV, UAF Discuss US Navy’s Role in the Arctic

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus met with senior research personnel and faculty members at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Dec. 5 to discuss the role of the U.S. Navy in the arctic....

Djibouti Recognizes EU Naval Force Officer

On Sunday 7 December Djiboutian Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed awarded Commander Bernard Baron (French Navy) the rank and dignity of Officer of the National Order of 27th of June. Commander… [[ This is...

BAE Joins Air Warfare Destroyer Program Reform Team

Today’s announcement that BAE Systems has joined the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) reform project has been welcomed by the company as a “positive step” towards helping to turn the project around. Under the agreement,...

HMAS Parramatta Hosts Project METEOR

Over an intensive two week sea assessment period in October, seven Marine Technician sailors achieved their Marine Systems Controller qualifications in HMAS Parramatta as part of the Project METEOR… [[ This is a content...

Canadian Ships End Participation in Operation Caribbe

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMC Ships) Brandon and Yellowknife ended their participation in Operation Caribbe 2014 on Thursday, December 4, concluding Canada’s annual contribution to the… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Canadian Ships Ends Participation in Operation Caribbe

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMC Ships) Brandon and Yellowknife ended their participation in Operation Caribbe 2014 on Thursday, December 4, concluding Canada’s annual contribution to the… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Haifa, Israel Welcomes USS Donald Cook

Sailors aboard USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Haifa, Israel for a routine port visit, Dec. 7. Cmdr. Charles Hampton, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS… [[ This is a...

Italian Navy’s Third HARDSUIT Undergoes Systems Upgrade

Italian Navy’s third Atmospheric Diving Systems (ADS) delivered to OceanWorks International’s Burnaby facility for major systems upgrade. OceanWorks International received the ADS, commonly referred… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...

UCT 2 Helps Install Ocean Sensor System in Kwajalein

Construction Dive Detachment Alpha (CDDA) divers, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, assisted with the installation of a modern ocean sensor system at the Kwajalein Missile Impact… [[ This is a content summary...

USNS Choctaw County Begins Concept Trial

The Military Sealift Command (MSC) joint high-speed vessel USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2) moored for the first time at Naval Weapons Station Cheatham Annex Dec. 1 for a weeklong proof of concept trial…. [[...

Metal Shark Announces Partnership with Damen Shipyards

Boat manufacturer Metal Shark has reached an agreement with Damen Shipyards to market Damen designs, which the company will construct at its Franklin, Louisiana, shipyard. “We are proud to offer globally proven Damen designs...

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